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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I don't hire analysts so don't look to me for industry specific items. I would say don't stop at saying you conducted the analysis stop at saying something about the deliverable whether it was implemented or not. I also tend to hate head hunters, from a hiring perspective, so am automatically leery of any candidate they put forth. Head hunters get paid to make a placement, and particularly at lower levels, they really don't care if it's a good fit or not as they get their fee either way.
     
  2. HRoi

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    I hire a ton of analysts and I agree with Piob's POV in general terms. I also agree that while buzzwords may catch a recruiter's eye, they tend to annoy the actual hiring leaders, at least IME.

    The lack of quantifiable, implemented results is a drawback, but tbh, kind of expected if you're coming from consulting. That's why the next step for consultants is either b school or going to work for a client that already knows and likes you
     
  3. GreenFrog

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    gome brings up a good point, though. While many of the recommendations haven't been implemented, I can still quantify the opportunities we presented to them, so I'm going back to my old projects and quantifying bullets wherever possible.

    One of the recommendations we made for one project was only for $1.2M, but another one for another project was for $62M; just added both bullets. :nodding:
     
  4. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    I bet both of those recommendations came from someone internal whose bosses chose to retain consultants rather than listen to him or her :p
     
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  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    My resume is awful. It is filled with bullshit. I don't know how to put what I do into quick and easy words and such. Plus, what I do is a lot more interesting verbally talking about it than it seems on a resume.
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine most sexual surrogates are faced with the same problem.
     
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  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    When I work on my resume and cover letters, time seems to fly by, like insanely quickly. And not in the sense that I'm having fun.

    But when I'm just surfing the web and dicking around, time seems to crawl.

    I don't get that.
     
  8. Biscotti

    Biscotti Well-Known Member

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    Be sure to include those HS achievements.
     
  9. Joffrey

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    Argh the last dozen or so posts reminded me to apply for a job I've been putting off for the past few months. Sucks the work is moving from policy to business development and I have no idea how to my shit remotely relevant.
     
  10. lasbar

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    The Kardashians in general...

    Scott Disick ,Rob and Bruce Jenner..

    No actually just all of them...
     
  11. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Well-Known Member

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    You better not include the Jenner sisters.
     
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  12. lasbar

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    One looks prettier than her simian sisters..
     
  13. lasbar

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    Will not hit...

    Too scared of tetanus..
     
  14. Kid Nickels

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    yes..they are all insufferable idiots who have a TV show marketed to even more insufferable idiots.
     
  15. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Well-Known Member

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    Impossible to tell if that kind of incisive cultural commentary is evidence of a refined aesthetic sensibility or of a superior intellect.
     
  16. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    ^ :lol:

    I do appreciate the choices you've provided... or I may just be a cranky misanthrope.
     
  17. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    This morning I was all "amped up" sort of like I get when I ingest too many cocaine powders. But then in the afternoon and early evening I had a lethargy to me. I wonder what's going on in my system to cause that?
     
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  18. redcaimen

    redcaimen Well-Known Member

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    Too few cocaine powders?
     
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  19. L'Incandescent

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    That might just be the solution to my problem. :bounce2:
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    I literally loled when I read this.
     

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